Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthday Dress

Sometimes I don't want to work on what I "should" be sewing and I start another project. Oh yeah, actually I do that a lot. Last night and this morning I made my baby girl's first birthday dress:


I already had the Moda Eva charm pack, and after thinking about it for a while, I decided not to go with something super fancy/frilly/ruffly and to make another charm pack t-shirt dress for L's upcoming birthday. Yesterday I drove all over town looking for the right shirt to go with the Eva fabric, and I found a cute, simple one at Old Navy. I paid too much for it. Oh well.

Last night I got the skirt all pieced together and partially topstitched, and then this morning I finished the whole thing up. I made a headband from the bottom of the t-shirt that I cut off, and made a little yo yo with a button to go on it. Baby isn't very interested in wearing it though.


I'm planning on making a tutorial for this dress and headband, in 3 sizes, so be sure to check back soon!

14 comments:

Dielle said...

I love it!!!

Lorilee said...

It looks even better on the cute baby!! Love it!

Marielle said...

she looks adorable and I totally understand finding the right anything. The top part of the dress looks better though with the snaps/buttons across the shoulders so your hunt was well worth it.

Dina said...

I love that!!! Your little one is adorable too :) Even though the dress is not frilly, I love the fabrics, they have a rich look to them!

L Johnson said...

Very cute dress! 1st birthdays are always so much fun!

Krista said...

She's the prettiest little girl I've ever seen!!!

Blue is Bleu said...

She's adorable and that dress is perfect! Love the Eva line. Does she always fight with headgear? We're still trying to figure out how to make my niece stop removing hers lol

Beth said...

cute dress! LOVE the pieced skirt.

Tania said...

I have this shirt and was wondering what to do with it for my little one. I may now have to go out and buy an Eva charm pack!

Kelli said...

That is so cute! Great use for a charm pack.

Leslie said...

very cute...and your little one looks very cute in it

annie2006 said...

very cute :)

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to my little La La.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is so cute and so is she.